Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD

Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD is a general surgery specialist in Grass Valley, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in general surgery, wound & burn care, and more.Read his story

Stephen Waterbrook, M.D.

150 Catherine Ln Ste J

Grass Valley, CA 95945
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Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Waterbrook

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Waterbrook performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 92% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 88% of peers
Hernia Repair
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Waterbrook's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Waterbrook's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Waterbrook "My training at Loma Linda University, residency in general surgery, and practice in Dayton Ohio for five years have been a great base for practicing in Grass Valley. I became a doctor to treat the whole person, I believe that physical problems are often just one of the stressful things going on in life. I also believe there is a need to treat the underserved in our community, nation and world, and so medical mission trips are also an interest of mine whether here or abroad. In addition, I believe that spirituality should be addressed with each patient. My personal model is Jesus Christ who was the Great Physician. He came to heal people physically, mentally, and spiritually which gave them a correct understanding of God's love for them."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Waterbrook "Approaching each patient with the whole person in mind is always best regardless of the condition. Each patient deserves focused attention every time they see me. This allows me to get the whole picture besides the physical problem that brought them in."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

65  Conditions Treated


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91  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Debridement
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Akron General Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Waterbrook has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Waterbrook's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Waterbrook to family and friends
26 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Waterbrook's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Waterbrook was recommended to me for my breast cancer surgery. I am so thankful for him. He and his staff are kind, and the surgery went very well. Everyone at the hospital speaks highly of Dr. Waterbrook. I can see why!
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I was very impressed with Dr. Waterbrook and his staff. They have been friendly, helpful, kind and concerned. My upcoming FINAL surgery is not until the 27th of this month. I am confident that the Dr. will continue to work his magic. Thank you Tammy, Sarah and Dr. W.
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Thank you Janet!

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The reason I did not give a 5 star is because my 92yr old mother opted out having colon surgery, so I could not honestly rate his surgical skills. But the office accommodated a family of 4 along with "mom" allowing us all to hear options, express questions and come to a conclusion that he also...more
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Thank you. We greatly appreciate your time to give us your feed back.

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His 'halo' is slipping---badly. I went to see him on January 4th with great expectations and I left feeling deflated and in shock. He was overly blunt which did nothing for my confidence in him, the procedure, or myself. His assistant was almost rude. She didn't want to explain anything in lay...more
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Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that you felt your diagnosis and treatment were not conveyed as you'd like. We try to give information as straightforwardly as possible to help you make informed and appropriate decisions. We also desire that our patients make it through the surgical process as safe as possible which is why we spent hours coordinating a cardiology appointment for you. Because of the shortage of cardiologists in our community this can be difficult. Rest assured we did try.

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I had have a great experience through out the time i was going through my problem Dr. Waterbrook knows what he is doing . He and his staff in the office are very friendly and you get call in very quickly. He can get the job done very quickly. There are not much waiting time besides prepping for the...more
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Jenny, Dr. Waterbrook appreciates you taking the time to give this glowing review. I'm glad that you feel that we are a friendly office and that Dr. Waterbrook listened to your concerns and answered your questions. We know surgery can be very stressful and we try to make your experience as comforting and stress free as possible. We are thankful that you wanted to share your positive experience with others. Thank you again. Blessings and continued good health. Tammy H. Practice Manager

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